Editor’s Note: Welcome Noah Hilsgen over to SSL with his review of the new K85 backpack by Harrow!
A few weeks ago, Harrow Sports sent over a box full of goodies for me to try out. One of those products was one thing I needed desperately: a new backpack!
My old ones were either too small or just completely coming apart at the seams.
The Harrow K85 is a great multi-purpose backpack. So far, it’s been a holder of lax gear, school books, hand tools, workout gear, and clothing. I’m a big fan of the large amount of storage it has. I’ve had it for a few weeks, and I’m still finding little nooks and crannies on it.
As you can see, it’s got 2 main storage compartments. The one on the far right in the picture above has a bunch of little pouches and pen/pencil holders. The middle compartment is your standard backpack storage. The part my hand is kind of covering up is the padded laptop compartment.
On the very front of the K85, there’s this flap that shuts via zipper/magnet. As you can see, there’s some more pouches here. Seriously a ton of room in the K85.
In the main storage compartment, I was able to fit a pair of Harrow Torrent gloves and a pair of Harrow Syncro gloves (both of which will see a review from me sometime in the future). If I still used pads, I’d be able to stick my shoulders and a pair of elbow pads in there if I removed a set of gloves.
Another thing I’m a fan of is the drink/ball holders on both sides. Pretty simple idea that every backpack should have. Very thankful the K85 has these.
The K85 has a nice little stick holder on the front for when you’re laxing on the go. There are also some buckles on each side. I used one of them for my dome.
The only thing I didn’t like about the K85 was the pricepoint. Harrow sells these for $85 on their website. It seems like a bit much to me for a backpack. But you also have to think of how versatile the K85 is, and how much use you’ll get out of it. The Harrow guys say the backpack holds up very well. I’ve only had mine for a few weeks, so it’s hard to tell in that regard.
I’ll give it a rating of 6.5/10. The K85 has a TON of storage space, and it holds gear perfectly. If it weren’t for the price, I’d probably give it a 8.5 or a 9.
If you have a K85, sound off in the comments and let me know what you think of it!